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Apparently I'm going to Beijing next school year

Unread postby Qin Feng » Fri Dec 14, 2018 9:41 pm

I've been granted a scholarship to study a semester at Beijing Language and Culture University (北京语言大学). I'd travel there in August or maybe September, guess it'll be a good experience to improve my Chinese and eventually contribute to this site with whatever 3K materials I can find.

Hopefully some of you would offer me valuable advice as a clueless 老外? :lol:
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Re: Apparently I'm going to Beijing next school year

Unread postby Zyzyfer » Sat Dec 15, 2018 1:26 am

Am living as an expat in South Korea but I can't really speak about China/Beijing particularly, I have only visited. Have you ever been to East Asia? Are you from/do you live in a large city? And do you have any prior experience living abroad?
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Re: Apparently I'm going to Beijing next school year

Unread postby Qin Feng » Sat Dec 15, 2018 9:33 am

Zyzyfer wrote:Am living as an expat in South Korea but I can't really speak about China/Beijing particularly, I have only visited. Have you ever been to East Asia? Are you from/do you live in a large city? And do you have any prior experience living abroad?

None of those, actually :lol:
I'm Spanish and I'm from a small town in a sparsely populated region. I am studying in one of the largest cities in Spain, but it doesn't even get close to the size of Beijing. I've been abroad before, but never lived abroad, really.
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Re: Apparently I'm going to Beijing next school year

Unread postby Dong Zhou » Sat Dec 15, 2018 1:27 pm

Congratulations on the scholarship, I have no useful advice but hope you have a great time
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Re: Apparently I'm going to Beijing next school year

Unread postby Sun Fin » Sat Dec 15, 2018 2:11 pm

Other than insane jealously I've got nothing to contribute :lol:. Congratulations on getting the scholarship! You must be delighted!
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Re: Apparently I'm going to Beijing next school year

Unread postby Qin Feng » Sat Dec 15, 2018 2:48 pm

I am, I've wanted to go a couple of years now and finally my time will come, as long as my papers are all in order. When the time comes I'll give more life to this thread :lol:
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Re: Apparently I'm going to Beijing next school year

Unread postby Exar Kun » Mon Dec 31, 2018 2:59 pm

Read up expat forums and websites on Beijing. There's probably lots of little things that are different to what you know. Prepare as best you can.
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